pop music

Remembering Things

I Was in Cleopatra, One of the UK’s First Black 90s Girl Groups

It's been 20 years since the three Mancunian sisters gave black girls pop role models. Cleo Higgins looks back on her experience of fame at a young age.
Cleo Higgins
11.26.18
PROFILES

L Devine Is Patiently Working to Be the UK's Next Big Pop Star

The 21-year-old's experience in the industry so far tells an interesting story about how breaking British pop acts even works.
Douglas Greenwood
11.20.18
Important Questions Raised By...

People with Synesthesia Tell Us Why Rae Sremmurd Makes the Most Colorful Music

"I want to listen to this song on repeat in a sensory deprivation tank, but I'm worried it might break my brain?"
Daisy Jones
11.15.18
Interviews

Empress Of Took a Step Back and Reinvented Her Pop Sound

We spent the morning with Lorely Rodriguez in east London's Victoria Park and spoke about how she made her a bright, vivid second album, 'Us.'
Tara Joshi
10.15.18
PROFILES

How Little Mix Mastered the Pop Machine in Seven Years

We spoke to the pop group about mega-fame, the #MeToo movement, and what it felt like getting a shit ton of money overnight.
Daisy Jones
10.11.18
Noisey Hitlist

Pizzagirl Makes Music That Sounds Like All Your Fave 80s Teen Movies

Today we’re premiering the Liverpudlian bedroom pop artist’s new track “Highschool.”
Daisy Jones
9.4.18
Op-Eds

Why Hasn’t There Been a Huge UK Girl Band Since Little Mix?

A series of new groups have been hotly tipped but failed to make it big—but maybe the concept itself has become outdated.
Jake Hall
8.21.18
we saw this

Only Britney Spears Could Have Caused the UK to Go Into Complete Meltdown

Was this the best, or worst, night of my entire life? Apparently it can be both.
Daisy Jones
8.8.18
pop science

What Exactly Makes The 1975 So Dang Successful?

To understand how the hell they've achieved this, we need to lean in closer, to the intricacies of their songwriting.
Emily Bootle
7.24.18
~science~

Science Says Pop's Getting Sadder, We Say "Duh, Us Too"

A new study of 500,000 tracks released in the UK between 1985 and 2015 tells us that contemporary pop is all about the crybabies.
Lauren O'Neill
5.16.18
Anniversaries

*NSYNC's Debut Album Changed Pop Music Forever

*NSYNC’s self-titled debut turns 20 today and it proves they were way ahead of their time. Debate your auntie.
Kristin Corry
3.23.18
Important Questions Raised By...

How Max Martin Built a Pop Sound Then Lost His Grip on the Charts

In 2017, for the first time in years, the frequent Taylor Swift and Katy Perry collaborator had no number 1s—might his reign be over?
Shaad D’Souza
1.29.18
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